Welsh builders’ merchants, Robert Price, recently hosted a Schools Hub Session at their Sustainable Energy Centre, in collaboration with Wales & West Utilities. The event saw 20 pupils from Newport and John Frost High attend for COP26 Energy Efficiency Day.
As future generations become an important part of the climate change conversation, the Schools Hub Session educated pupils through a morning of learning, hands-on experience and thought-provoking questions about sustainability. The day included a welcome presentation and a talk on COP26, the Climate Change Conference held in Glasgow in early November. Each group of students participated in an activity focused on sustainable homes, sustainable building materials, greener homes of the future, recycling and ‘carbon calculating’. Summarising their knowledge, the pupils presented their ideas on combatting climate change to their fellow classmates.
“This is the first school session we’ve hosted at our Sustainable Energy Centre”, said Molly Pike, marketing director at Robert Price.
“It was a pleasure to welcome both schools to join us for such a fascinating day. It was invaluable to hear the perspectives from youngsters, and we hope they found all the activities equally enlightening!
“We’re all responsible for making positive actions count in the fight against climate change. Construction methods will need to change quickly, to help us meet national targets and as part of the sustainable solution.